World News – GB – M4 closed after crash – Traffic updates

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There were two separate crashes on the same section of the M4 this afternoon (Wednesday September 30)

Wiltshire Police have confirmed they were present at the two crashes between J17 A350 (Chippenham) and J18 A46 (Bath) on the westbound carriageway

All traffic is currently blocked on the westbound carriageway due to an accident involving multiple vehicles and another collision

Inrix, the traffic monitoring site, reported that traffic was blocked on the westbound and eastbound carriageways as traffic officers assessed the situation at 11 a.m.54h

Highways England South West tweeted: « # M4 Westbound between J17 #Chippenham and J18 #Bath is currently CLOSED due to an accident Please consider alternative routes and plan your trip in advance »

In an alert, on their website Highways England South West says Wiltshire police are present

They issued the following detour: « Exit the M4 to J17 and follow the solid diamond detour symbol

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Wiltshire Police have confirmed they were witnessing two separate crashes on the M4 in the same area

A spokesperson said: « Emergency services are currently facing two separate collisions on the westbound M4 between Leigh Delamere services and Junction 18

In the video also posted by Ms Poole, emergency services can be seen pushing hard to get to the scene

« M4 Westbound closed, traffic stationary due to multiple vehicle accident between J17 A350 (Chippenham) and J18 A46 (Bath / Tormarton)

« The road was closed following an accident with emergency services at the scene, with significant damage visible on the barrier

« Camera shows trapped traffic is released beyond the stage The opposite side has lane three closure in place »

« Closed one-lane traffic and stop-start due to multiple vehicle accident on the eastbound M4 between J18 A46 (Bath / Tormarton) and J17 A350 (Chippenham) Travel time is d ‘about 20 to 25 minutes

« The three lanes (out of three) remain closed due to damage to the central barriers The opposite side remains closed »

A motorist reported seeing multiple emergency services at the scene and people getting out of their vehicles

Nightmare M4 saw more than ten police vehicles, two ambulances, four fire trucks crossed us with a hard shoulder, everyone out of their vehicles standing on the road, rumor circulating we are stuck here for more two hours

Inrxi reports: « M4 is blocked, traffic on hold due to an accident involving multiple vehicles between J18 A46 (Bath / Tormarton) and J17 A350 (Chippenham)

« Cameras show trapped traffic is released via lanes one and two Lane 3 remains closed due to damage to central barriers The opposite side remains closed »

Inrix, the traffic monitoring site reports that emergency services are on the scene and that the barrier is « largely damaged »

Inrix reports for westbound travelers: « M4 Westbound closed, traffic stationary due to multiple vehicle accident between J17 A350 (Chippenham) and J18 A46 (Bath / Tormarton)

« The road was closed following an accident with emergency services on the scene, with significant damage visible on the barrier The opposite side remains blocked »

It continues for eastbound travelers: « M4 is blocked, traffic stationary due to a multiple vehicle accident between J18 A46 (Bath / Tormarton) and J17 A350 (Chippenham)

« Cameras show road remains blocked to allow freeways and emergency services to assist. Opposite side remains closed »

Inrix, the movement monitoring site reports that both sides of the M4 are currently on lockdown to allow emergency services to reach the scene of the multi-vehicle crash

M4 in both directions blocked, traffic stopped due to an accident involving several vehicles between the J17 A350 (Chippenham) and the J18 A46 (Bath / Tormarton)

Due to the collision affecting the eastbound roadway, police currently have the eastbound roadway BLOCKED between J18 #Bath and J17 #Chippenham

M4, Chippenham, crash

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SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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